Is your scanner working in Cineon Encoding?

The logarithmic encoding is similar to Cineon, but the film is encoded using a Gamma of 2.046 for density.

I have received my link. When will my images be available?

Please note that uploading your images to Dropbox, especially the JP2 and JP2 RAW scans, may take up to a few days.

We provide you with your download link as soon as we start with the upload of your images, so you can see your images as soon as they are ready!

Which motion picture stock is SILBERSALZ35?

Untouched Kodak VISION3! 😉

How do I open lossless JP2?

Lossless JP2 files (JPEG2000) can be opened with programs like Preview on a Mac, Photoshop, Capture One, or free programs like IrfanView or XnConvert.

Please note that older versions of Photoshop might give an error message when opening the files, however that can be ignored.

Unfortunately Lightroom does not support lossless JP2. If you want to use Lightroom please use a different program to convert the images beforehand. We suggest XnConvert for easy batch processing. 

Why lossless JP2?

Many people have had problems with the download of the TIFF folders, since they were up to 70GB in size. With JP2 we have found a solution that allows a lossless format while being significantly smaller.

We still deliver 16 bit files, so you get the same quality as you would with TIFFs. But downloading your images will be a lot easier and faster!

For a visual instruction please see this YouTube video.

Can I take my films with me on a plane?

As long as you have your SILBERSALZ35 films in your carry-on baggage, you’ll be fine. Almost all carry-on baggage scanners work with an amount of X-ray radiation harmless to SILBERSALZ35.

If you want to be safe, you can ask the security personnel for a “hands-on check”. That’s a decision which can only be made by the security personnel, but works most of the time.

Is there a table, chart, or formula for the reciprocity penalty? (Schwarzschild Effekt)

Reciprocity characteristics SILBERSALZ35 050D

No exposure or filter compensation is required for exposure times from 1⁄1000 of a second to 1 second.

If your exposure is in the 10-second range, increase your exposure 1 stop and use a KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter Color Compensating CC10R.

 

Reciprocity characteristics SILBERSALZ35 250D

No filter corrections or exposure adjustments for exposure times from 1⁄1000 of a second to 1 second.

In the 10-second range, increase exposure 1⁄3 stop and use a KODAK Color Compensating Filter CC10R.

 

Reciprocity characteristics SILBERSALZ35 500T

No exposure or filter compensation is required for exposure times from 1⁄1000 to 1⁄10 second.

If your exposure is in the 1-second range, increase your exposure 2⁄3 stop and use a  KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter CC10R. In the 10-second range, increase exposure 1 stop and use a KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter CC10R.

 

Reciprocity characteristics SILBERSALZ35 200T

No exposure or filter compensation is required for  exposure times from 1⁄1000 of a second to 1 second.

 

For further technical information please find the Cinematographers Field Guide here.

Can I pickup my SILBERSALZ35 order locally?

If this option is available for your order, you will see it during checkout. 🙂 This option is available only for orderers from Germany.

I lost my return sticker. What should I do now?

No problem!

The return sticker is just an address label. Just send your exposed films to:

SILBERSALZ FILM LAB
Nauheimer Straße 69A
70372 Stuttgart
Germany

You have to cover the costs for the return shipment by yourself. We recommend to insure the shipment and set up tracking for a safer shipment.

Which exposure settings would you recommend?

The standard exposure of as an example 500T is ISO500, but we recommend overexposing SILBERSALZ35 films by one stop for artistic reasons.

The DX-code on our cartridges already provides this information for your camera, which (if compatible) automatically sets your camera to overexposure by one stop.

Why should I shoot analog?

Shooting analog means: you focus on what really matters. Light, framing and story!

Shooting analog is the best way to improve your photography skills.

Benefit from the unique quality, look and texture of analog film stocks.

Are you guys crazy?

Maybe. We just love what we do.

On our journey producing more beautiful, unique and breakthrough films, we fell in love with True Cinefilm.

We wanted to share this passion with the world. That’s why SILBERSALZ35 was born.

We think that everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty of True analog Cinefilm. That’s why we are so committed and working hard on keeping SILBERSALZ35 as affordable and usable as possible.

How does SILBERSALZ35 compare to digital?

Compared to digital, shooting SILBERSALZ35 will give you plenty aesthetic advantages:

  • Your colors will look amazing.
  • Your skin tones will look really natural, soft and organic.
  • Highlights will be very soft and pleasing.
  • You will notice a great, organic grain structure

SILBERSALZ35 scans feature 21.4 Megapixels resolution, 13 stops of dynamic range and our unique SILBERSALZ35 color science.

How does SILBERSALZ35 compare to other stocks?

SILBERSALZ35 gives you true cinefilm look without compromise – professional ECN2 processing, 21.4 Megapixel scanning and JPG, JP2 and JP2 RAW delivery included.

Compared to photo film this means for you:

  • Exceptional color and look
  • Native tungsten and daylight stocks available
  • High dynamic range
  • Softer and more organic skin tones
  • More organic grain structure

SILBERSALZ35 real cinefilm features the unsurpassed image quality, real-world flexibility, digital compatibility and archival stability that you demand.

Which flavor should I choose?

You should definitely test all SILBERSALZ35 stocks and choose depending on your shooting situation.

050D Daylight (5500K) is a low-speed color negative motion picture film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

James Bond 007 – Spectre (2015)

250D Daylight (5500K) is a mid-speed color negative motion picture film.

La La Land (2016)

Transcendence (2014)

Furious 7 (2015)

200T Tungsten (3200K) is a mid-speed color negative motion picture film.

Super 8 (2011)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

500T Tungsten (3200K) is a high-speed color negative motion picture film.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Imitation Game (2014)

What is BBP – Bleach Bypass Processing?

BBP is for brave SILBERSALZ35 users only. It provides an even more cinematic and unique look.

For BBP processing we skip the bleach bath. Why? Skipping the bleach bath gives you a lot more contrast and way less saturation, especially in the reds and blues.

Some notable cinematographers that have used Bleach Bypass Processing are Darius Khondji, Dariusz Wolski, Walter Carvalho, Oliver Stapleton, Newton Thomas Sigel, and Janusz Kamiński (notably on Steven Spielberg’s „Saving Private Ryan“ and „Minority Report“).

When using BBP, we recommend exposing SILBERSALZ35 by box speed. The DX-code on our cartridges already provides your camera with this information if your camera supports DX-code. 

Where do I get a compatible camera?

It’s easy. For no more than 50 bucks you can get a beautiful analog camera.

For beginners, we recommend the Canon AE-1.

Do you support cameras using DX-code?

SILBERSALZ35 films come within shiny metal cartridges featuring DX-code and therefore support cameras reliant to DX-code! 

If your camera does not support DX-code, please make sure to manually change your camera’s ISO and overexpose by one stop.

How should I store SILBERSALZ35?

Film likes it chilly. Exposed and unexposed film should be stored using your original SILBERSALZ35 pack in the fridge (13°C or below).

Is there an expiration date?

Yes. Due to that we only provide processing service within the first 12 months after purchase.

Exposed and unexposed film should be stored using the original SILBERSALZ35 pack in the fridge at 13°C or below.

How do I get my films developed?

Your images will be processed and scanned for you with love. Just send in your pack of SILBERSALZ35 to the following address:

SILBERSALZ FILM LAB
Nauheimer Straße 69A
70372 Stuttgart
Germany

Within 14 days you’ll get your processed and scanned images on a personal download page.

For ideal protection store the cartridges in the original pack.

When should I send in exposed films?

Our tests have shown that exposed film should be processed as soon as possible.

Exposed and unexposed film should be stored using the original SILBERSALZ35 pack in the fridge at 13°C or below.

Can I send in single cartridges?

Please send in complete packs of four, as your order includes only one cycle of processing. This naturally doesn’t apply to orders of single cartridges. 

Also please note that every special developing option (like Bleach Bypass or Pushing and Pulling the films) only goes with a full pack of four films if you ordered a pack of four. 

Can any local lab process SILBERSALZ35?

No. Kodak VISION3 is designed to be processed with the True Cinefilm ECN2-process only. Your local lab is certainly using the simpler and lower-quality C-41 process for development.

Please be aware that True Cinefilm can damage regular C-41 processing machines.

Can I visit your lab? Are there workshops?

Sure. We are based in lovely Stuttgart, Germany. If you are nearby just drop us a mail at service@silbersalz35.com.

How will I receive my digital pictures?

Your images will be processed and scanned with love. 🙂

Within 14 days you will receive a personal Dropbox download link from us. With SILBERSALZ35 you don’t pay extra for every megapixel.

The link contains full resolution JPG files and JP2 files with the SILBERSALZ35 color science as well as uncompressed JP2 RAW files via Dropbox.

SILBERSALZ35 scans come slightly overscanned with a black frame around each picture. We don’t scan the perforation though.

We don’t retouch your images. We’re giving you unaltered, authentic images for you to work with. 

We do not offer delivery via USB sticks. 

Will I get my negatives back after scanning?

That is up to you! 

As soon as we receive your exposed films, we will inform you with a mail. This mail will contain a link to our web-shop and provide you with a customized code to give you the option to book the negative return for your negatives.

Booking the negative return will cost you 4,90 EUR plus shipping costs.

If you don’t book the negative return, your negatives will be safely destroyed after two months. 

How long will you store my images?

We guarantee your digital scans will be available via personal Dropbox download link for 60 days.

Do you offer other stocks and large format films?

Not yet. Please drop us a mail with any ideas or suggestions at service@silbersalz35.com!

How does SILBERSALZ35 compare to CINESTILL?

SILBERSALZ35 are the actual, untouched motion picture stocks used for films like ‘Dunkirk’,’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ or ‘Wonder Woman’, with True Cinefilm chemical processing (ECN2). For scanning we are also using state-of-the-art cine equipment. For digital post processing we only use our own unique color science. 

We worked hard on adapting the whole process of analog motion picture productions for your photos. 🙂

The CINESTILL proprietary “Premoval” process makes motion picture film safe to process in standard C-41 photo chemicals. Our tests show that C-41 processing results in degraded color and contrast rendition.

What’s the story behind the SILBERSALZ35 color science?

This is our little secret. Don’t ask again! 😉

What are the technical specs of my scans?

21.4 Megapixels, 13 stops of dynamic range and 16 bit color depth.

JPG, JP2 and JP2 RAW files.

Your images are scanned using our state-of-the-art Cintel scanners. RAW files are converted into JPG and JP2 files using our unique SILBERSALZ35 color science.

Do you guys offer photography film only?

Not at all. SILBERSALZ35 is a brand of SILBERSALZ Film.

We are an agency and film production founded by cinematographers. SILBERSALZ Film is mainly working in international advertisement.

Visit silbersalz-film.com for more information.

Can I mention you on my blog / Instagram?

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Feel free to link our channel @silbersalz35 and @silbersalzfilm on Instagram!

We love seeing your SILBERSALZ35 images all around! #silbersalz35

How do I contact SILBERSALZ35 for press inquiries?

For press inquiries just drop us a mail at service@silbersalz35.com!

Is it possible to push and pull SILBERSALZ35 during processing?

Yes. Pushing and Pulling SILBERSALZ35 is possible, but only for a complete order, if you ordered a pack of 4 films.

Please use the voucher to include clear processing instructions when sending in your films. If you leave the voucher empty or out, we will process your SILBERSALZ35 films regularly. We can pull and push your films by 1 stop.

These two special processes can’t be combined with the BBP – Bleach Bypass method. 

What do I have to consider if I live in a non-EU country and send in films for development?

Packages from non-EU countries get checked by the customs. For this reason we enclose a Proforma Invoice, which needs to be attached to your package and an information sheet, which explains how to fill the required form on the Proforma Invoice. When sending back your SILBERSALZ35 film for developing, please fill in the Proforma Invoice and place it on the outside of your package. This way the package is cleared to pass the customs and you will have no difficulties sending back your pack of SILBERSALZ35.

Please note: We don’t take responsibility for packages which don’t get past customs. Please read the information sheet carefully, which is enclosed with your pack of SILBERSALZ35 and follow the instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop us a mail at service@silbersalz35.com.